Lecturer in Law
June Yeum is an arbitrator and arbitration practitioner, specializing in international and complex commercial arbitration. She is on the adjunct faculty at Penn Law and a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop in New York. During her 23 years of international arbitration practice, she spent several years in Singapore and Seoul practicing international arbitration and was previously a Partner in the New York Offices of Baker McKenzie and Duane Morris. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has been acting as an arbitrator, emergency arbitrator and neutral since 2009 in arbitrations under the various rules, including the SIAC, AAA, ICDR, KCAB, VIAC, WIPO and UNCITRAL.
Ms. Yeum’s cases span a broad range of industry sectors, including sales, construction, infrastructure, data, licensing, shareholder and joint venture disputes, equipment and heavy-machinery manufacturing/delivery, distributorships and agency, technology and intellectual property rights, life sciences and telecommunications. She is top ranked in her field, earning accolades, including “an outstanding lawyer with great advocacy skills and a strategic mindset” (Chambers Global 2020) and “incisive handling of tough legal issues in arbitration (Chambers AP 2014).
Ms. Yeum obtained her J.D. from Georgetown Law (1999) and her B.A. from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea (1992). Prior to her legal career, Ms. Yeum was an economic journalist.